UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) Batteries
Fully licensed UPS battery recycling
Sims Metal Management provides a recycling service for Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) batteries throughout the United Kingdom. We also operate a UPS battery take-back scheme on behalf of American Power Conversion (APC).
Uninterruptible Power Supply Batteries are typically used to provide protection to computer equipment from power surges and temporary losses of power.
UPS Batteries are counted as hazardous waste under the Hazardous Waste Regulations.
We are fully licensed to recover and recycle UPS batteries at six of our UK recycling centres. UPS Batteries are defined as hazardous waste and fall under the requirements of the Hazardous Waste Regulations. These require the battery movement to be accompanied by a Hazardous Waste Consignment note.
How to dispose of your UPS batteries:
- Contact your local Sims UPS battery disposal site below
- Obtain a consignment note from them to accompany your UPS batteries
- Post or deliver your UPS batteries to your nearest site along with your consignment note
Important information when returning by post:
- Please ensure that you do not return or post your battery without a consignment note, you can obtain one from your nearest Sims UPS battery recycling centre
- Take care when packing the batteries and make sure they are packed in a way that prevents them shorting on each other, moving significantly within the package or being damaged
- The maximum package weight is 25 kg. If the quantity of batteries to be returned is greater than this, please split the shipment into seperate packages to keep the weight below this value
- Your local Sims battery recycling centre can provide further guidance if required
APC (American Power Conversion) Battery Take-back Scheme
Sims is the authorised UK recycler of American Power Conversion (APC) Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) batteries.
If your business is not near one of the Sims battery recycling centres, under the terms of the agreement with APC, you will need to pay for shipment of the battery/batteries to the address provided by your nearest UPS battery recycling centre below.
Contact a UPS Battery Recycling Centre
Your nearest UPS battery recycling centre can advise on the process for recycling your UPS battery or returning your APC battery and provide relevant paperwork.
Get in touch
Email or call 0800 008 7223 to discuss your UPS and APC battery disposal needs.